Welcome to Nipo Nino!

Our cabin is located in a quiet place in El Chaltén, just 100 meters from the beginning of the trail to Fitz Roy and the beginning of the route to Lago del Desierto.

In the entrance gallery, surrounded by a garden of native and introduced plants, you can enjoy a moment of chill out and feel the peace of the natural and relaxed environment.

The cabin is newly opened, so you will find everything like new.

We stand out for the cleanliness, privacy and careful attention of its owners.

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Cabin for 2/3 guests (2 adults + 1 child).

Free WiFi connection.

Kitchen with refrigerator, stove, coffee maker and electric kettle.

Dry breakfast included.

Radiator heating.

Gallery with its own garden.

Steps from the trailheads.

Free uncovered parking.

Nipo Nino: Neither Polish Nor Norwegians

In the heart of the Cerro Torre glacier, at the foot of the mountain itself, there is a basecamp area called Nipo Nino.

Several expeditions used it as an advanced camp from the 50s. It had several names, "La Playita", "La Pizza", and others, until in the beginning of 2000 it was named Nipo Nino, because it was located between the Polish camps and Norwegians: neither Polish nor Norwegians (in spanish, NI POlacos NI NOruegos)".

Nipo Nino cabin


Access to the cabin is completely independent, with a small entrance gallery surrounded by a garden of native and introduced plants that invites you to enjoy a moment of relaxation and feel the peace of the natural environment and contemplate the beautiful views of Cerro Rosado and the Cordón Del Bosque. If you have had a rainy day, you can leave your wet clothes on the outside rack.


Upon entering you are greeted by the dining kitchen with a table and chairs, refrigerator, stove, coffee maker and electric kettle, with all the utensils and kitchen elements you need. For your complete peace of mind, there are no gas appliances and we have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In the living room there is a sofa bed with a small library and a music player.


The staircase takes you to the upstairs bedroom, with a double bed, clothes rack and all the bedding and towels/hand towels you could possibly need. Blackout curtains ensure the privacy you need for a good rest.


Spacious, bright and well ventilated bathroom with shower, hair dryer, heated towel rail, towels, toilet paper, organic soap and shampoo, and cleaning supplies.

Keep in mind

To achieve the best comfort, heating in all rooms is by radiators.

The rate includes a dry breakfast.

The cabin does NOT have a TV..

If you need it, we can store your luggage until the moment of your return.

Differentiated rate for two adults, or adults and a minor from 4 years old.


Stair access to the upper floor is "tiny house" style (5'7" high) so it can be uncomfortable for the elderly.

What our guests say


Check In: 3:00 p.m.

Check Out: until 10:00 a.m.

Smoking prohibited: smoke-free environments.

Pets are not allowed.

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02944 15 63-4971


Eduardo Brenner Str. - El Chaltén - Province of Santa Cruz - Patagonia Argentina

Distance from the entrance to El Chaltén: 1400 m.

Distance from Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (El Calafate): 200 Km (2.5 hours by car or bus).

How to get there from El Calafate

If you come in a rented car, take Provincial Route 11 leaving El Calafate towards Río Gallegos. A little over 30 km you will reach the junction with Route 40 where you must turn left. A little less than 100 km after traveling Route 40 you will arrive at the junction of Route 23, which reaches El Chaltén after about 90 km.

On National Route 40, just halfway between El Calafate and El Chaltén, is the roadside stop "La Leona", where you can rest and have a snack. By bus you can hire one of the two or three daily frequencies (depending on the season) that connect El Calafate with El Chaltén.

If you want to arrive directly from the International Airport, without going through El Calafate, another option is to hire the direct private transfer service from the airport to your accommodation.

Useful information

Argentina, the country

Official language: Spanish.
National currency: Argentine Peso.
Passport: minimum validity of 6 months.
Visas for tourism: authorized period of stay of is up to 90 days.
Vaccination for foreigners: Yellow Fever Vaccine is mandatory only in case of visiting forested areas of the north and northeast of Argentina, the borders with Brazil and Paraguay at altitudes below 2300 masl, including Iguazu Falls.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses abroad, including medical transfer.
Electric network: 220V / 50Hz.

El Chaltén

National Direct Dialing Code: 02962.
International Direct Dialing Code: 0054 2962.
How to get there: land route from El Calafate to 215 Km.
Nearest airport: El Calafate at 200 Km.
Climate in the austral summer: dry, windy and very variable.
Minimum average temperature: 33ºF (-1ºC) on winter.
Maximum average temperature: 59ºF (+15ºC) on summer.

Available services in El Chaltén

ATM: Red Link, Banco Santa Cruz.
Postal Mail: Correo Argentino.
Mobile telephony network: Movistar and Claro companies.
Fuel: gasoline and diesel.

Services NOT available

Money Exchange agencies.